Undoubtedly this goes into my Fav movies list.
This movie may seem so inspiring to a person after watching it, but if you know and read allt he controversy surrounding Rubin Carter and the Layfayette Shootings, you might be less inclined to trust the movie. Though it is based on a true story, there is a lot of facts not shown in the movie which does leave a lot to be desired concerning "the Hurricane".
But Im not here to discuss that, Im here to discuss the movie. And it was a damn good movie.
Now, whoever Rubin Carter was or what he did in real life, I will never know. what I do know is that Denzel's protrayl of Carter in the movie was excellent. Criminal, soldier, fighter, philosopher, lawyer and mentor.... Denzel did embody nearly every theme presented in the movie and so much more.
Forget about the sympathy and selflessness you may experience and the pity and triumphs, cause there is a chance that you maybe sympathising with a highly intelligent criminal with no scruples. But look at the movie itself, and thats what I intended to do.
Denzel of course, never put a foot wrong, and his co stars were excellent in following his steps, the movie was carried by him most of the time.
The themes, issues and emotions raised in this film is pretty much anything you can think off, and even politics and religion and corruption. Hows that for you right wing fine tuned animals? XD
Anyways, the movie is meant to be masterful, and I think it does deliver. I do care whether the movie did in fact stray far from the truth, which was the reason why I havnt watched it earlier, but if you thought it as a piece of fiction and disregarded it as a real life story, it is a great story in a fictional sense.
Some hard hitting boxing and great lines delievered by the pro, Denzel is a master and I absolutley love watching his movies.